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Pea

Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Sugar Snap'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

2a-11b

USDA zone

-46°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Pea Overview

This cultivar of the snap pea has a tall climbing habit (up to 2 m high) whose fruit can be ready in 62 days. The edible green pods can be between 4 to 8 cm long with between 3 to 8 peas. Snap peas have a high Vit. A, K and fibre content.

Common problems with Pea

Mexican Bean Beetles, and Seedcorn maggot Seed decay, seedling root rot, wilt.

Pea Companion Plants

How to harvest Pea

Keep your peas well picked to encourage more pods to develop. Pick peas in the morning after the dew has dried. They are crispiest then. Always use two hands when you pick peas. Secure the vine with one hand and pull the peas off with your other hand.

How to propagate Pea

Seed

Sow in Spring. Emerges after 9-13 days

Special features of Pea

Crop rotation

Peas are a legume and so enrich the soil with Nitrogen.

Other uses of Pea

Edible

The peas are edible and are used in a variety of cuisines.